Giant Bicycles, Inc.

Giant streamlines operations with TARGIT's manufacturing analytics solution

about the company

Giant Bicycle, Inc. is the sole authorized U.S. distributor for the world’s largest builder of top quality bicycles and frames. Giant has actively participated in the development of cycling, from that of simple transportation to its current popularity as a recreational and sport activity.

their challenges

  • Data was sitting in disparate systems throughout the company
  • There was no user-friendly way to visualizse and analyze data from Dynamics AX
  • Employees were bogged down with Excel spreadsheets trying to manage data outside the data warehouse

how we helped

  • Forecasting data is available seamlessly inside TARGIT
  • Employees from every department utilize self-service analytics without relying on IT
  • Users can analyze data outside the data warehouse on the fly for more comprehensive insight
giant bicycles manufacturing analytics

"I don't know how we would function without TARGIT."

jean scott, it business analyst at giant

With more moving pieces than spokes on a bicycle wheel, the world's leading brand of quality bicycles and gear needed a way to better streamline operations and gain access to more comprehensive company data. That's why Giant Bicycles Inc. has been using the TARGIT Decision Suite manufacturing analytics since 2003.

Giant processes data coming in worldwide from thousands of orders and shipments for its Purchasing, Accounting, and Sales Departments on a daily basis. Data was funneled into the company's Microsoft Dynamics AX ERP system, but without a user-friendly data visualization and analytics front-end for everyday business users to build reports, analyses, and dashboards, that's where the data stayed.

TARGIT's Best in Class training and consultancy helped Giant build a data foundation on their existing Microsoft stack that best fit the company's unique needs. Giant combined the TARGIT Business Intelligence Accelerator (BIA) for Dynamics AX Inventory cube with their existing cubes to include and combine data for inventory, purchasing, sales, and warranty.

One of the major changes to their cubes included the addition of forecasting, which is done within AX, based on specific company requirements. These requirements are handled in the cube, making the forecasting figures available seamlessly in TARGIT. 

Users were up in running in no time. With TARGIT, there's no need to be in IT to gain access to the information needed to make informed business decisions. Giant employees from every department take advantage of true self-service analytics every day. The Management Team benefits from using the analysis capabilities within TARGIT to create reports showing statistics based on all levels.
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